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Topic # 28527 3-Dec-2008 10:32
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Hey guys, I'll be moving flats again so I'm looking for a good ISP for heavy downloading/gaming in Dunedin,any suggestions?

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  Reply # 181755 3-Dec-2008 12:27
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dreamtype: Hey guys, I'll be moving flats again so I'm looking for a good ISP for heavy downloading/gaming in Dunedin,any suggestions?


If cable is not avilable, I would go with Xtra pro fs/fs 40gb $79.95

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  Reply # 181756 3-Dec-2008 12:27
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I speak from experience when I say avoid Orcon/Xnet due to international performance and local traffic shaping issues.

I subscribe to Telecom's Pro plan and find QoS great. I max out my lines connect rate before I run out of bandwidth.




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  Reply # 181781 3-Dec-2008 13:55
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Rof m8, I'm still popping 500kbps download speeds with orcon, and I'm still popping 20ms pings with Orcon.

From looking at forums, I'd say around 20% of Orcon customers are having international speed issues, where as with xnet its around 80%.

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  Reply # 181870 3-Dec-2008 20:11
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Orcon is not good in dunedin in my experience.

Go for telecom business plans if you need more than 40gb per month for your whole flat. Their excess data is much cheaper than residential pro plan

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  Reply # 182005 4-Dec-2008 13:10
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newbiejam:
Go for telecom business plans if you need more than 40gb per month for your whole flat. Their excess data is much cheaper than residential pro plan


Just be aware there is a 24 month contract associated with the Business plans (not consumer plans) and a $199 early disconnection fee however.

If you want to test out how it works though, you could just go on a consumer plan which is free to disconnect if you don't like, then switch up to a business plan should all be fine.

Also, you do get a pretty sweet router (a 2Wire 2701HGV-W) for free with the business plans as well.




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  Reply # 182033 4-Dec-2008 15:15
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dreamtype: Hey guys, I'll be moving flats again so I'm looking for a good ISP for heavy downloading/gaming in Dunedin,any suggestions?


Hey

I currently use WIC Wireless for in internet & phone at my flat..

Have a look at their website..

They are cheap & give you unlimited bandwidth which is good in a flat..
The install isnt cheap for students but if you all pich in it isnt 2 bad..
Also pings are really good.. must lower than ADSL down here..

Give me a PM if you have any more questions



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  Reply # 182153 4-Dec-2008 22:27
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cheers for the input guys, will discuss with flate mates now :)

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  Reply # 182215 5-Dec-2008 09:03
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AmooMan:
dreamtype: Hey guys, I'll be moving flats again so I'm looking for a good ISP for heavy downloading/gaming in Dunedin,any suggestions?


Hey

I currently use WIC Wireless for in internet & phone at my flat..

Have a look at their website..

They are cheap & give you unlimited bandwidth which is good in a flat..
The install isnt cheap for students but if you all pich in it isnt 2 bad..
Also pings are really good.. must lower than ADSL down here..

Give me a PM if you have any more questions


Wow that looks really good value for money!
Gutted I cant get it in Auckland

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  Reply # 182224 5-Dec-2008 09:52
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Wills1:
AmooMan:
dreamtype: Hey guys, I'll be moving flats again so I'm looking for a good ISP for heavy downloading/gaming in Dunedin,any suggestions?


Hey

I currently use WIC Wireless for in internet & phone at my flat..

Have a look at their website..

They are cheap & give you unlimited bandwidth which is good in a flat..
The install isnt cheap for students but if you all pich in it isnt 2 bad..
Also pings are really good.. must lower than ADSL down here..

Give me a PM if you have any more questions


Wow that looks really good value for money!
Gutted I cant get it in Auckland


Hehe yup its a really good service :) have been happy with them for the last 3 years

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  Reply # 182226 5-Dec-2008 09:56
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Is WIC Wireless decent in terms of latency and response? Wireless is notoroiously bad for gaming.
Also, do you get much interference from weather/atmospheric conditions?




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